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Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
- Preface, page vi
Source: from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich, published by Oryx Press, 2000. from NYT article
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